The Chevron GR8 was announced at the end of 2009 and after only six months, the company announced the car is ready for its first testings. The car was built for the one-make Chevron GR8 Challenge Series that will debut at Silverstone on May 8-9, 2010.

The Chevron GR8 is constructed around a center section comprising of semimonocoque aluminum sills and platform structure integrated with an MSA compliant roll cage in 50 mm diameter steel tube. Forward of the front bulkhead, a 50 mm and 25 mm box section steel spaceframe incorporates a removable nose box. The rear spaceframe is also in a 50 mm and 25 mm box section steel. The sills make more effective use of material than might be the case with a tubular structure and are seen as a better solution to side impact protection.

The GR8 is powered by a Cosworth 2.0L YD in-line 4-cylinder power unit that develops 255-260 bhp at 8200 rpm and 190 ft-lbs at 7500 rpm. Power is transmitted through a Hewland JFR 5-speed sequential gearbox.

Event dates and venues are: May 8-9 at Silverstone; June 5-6 at Brands Hatch; June 19 at Oulton Park; July 3-4 at Croft; July 31-August 1 at Anglesey; August 7-8 at Thruxton; October 3 at Mallory Park.


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  (745) posted on 08.26.2010

As a first timer, I wish Chevron the best of luck!

  (386) posted on 05.11.2010

I think that is similar with Pug engine because the both 3008 & 5008 have 2l diesel engine with similar HP output. But volvo engine has much better torque, 400NM for 2l diesel single turbo and it is simply amazing while others still needs a twin turbo to achieve 400NM torque.

  (612) posted on 05.7.2010

Dang! That was a high rev engine... Just like the RX’s engine.. Yes, it’s fast but how about the torque?

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